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Nerve Attenuation Syndrome
Ct scan abd/pelvis, can it be melanoma (had melanoma), what should be done? Mild-low attenuation/left arnexal region likely related to ovarian cyst.
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Cysts: That typically represents cysts. Bilateral cystic disease can be either a normal variant if a small number and age of the patient, or polycystic kidney disease.
Lab results: You need to ask the physician who ordered the test to explain the findings to you
An overlapping: Breast can cause an artifact on a normal SPECT that causes a cardiac defect on the scan. The photons are absorbed, or attenuated, by the breast tissue. There is no real abnormality. If that is what it is, the scan is essentially normal.
Not clear by birth?: Attenuation is a sonographic term. Need more information before telling opinion. Infections can cause attenuation, poorly formed kidney can cause attenuation, some kind of cysts/masses can cause. Need to know whether it is uniform of attenuation of whole kidney or a part of the kidney alone.
Several causes: Can be a cyst or several possibilities; best to check with your doctor or see a nephrologist.
We need more info: Give us the history of what you had done (? which test and why???). Perhaps it is fatty infiltration of the liver. This is a condition that develops in over-weight individuals who are sedentary. You need to eat less and exercise more and lose some weight or tell us more if it is some other condition
Please clarify: What is the organ being examined? Please resubmit your question.
"Incidental low attenuation lesion" found in kidney. 7mm in size. What does "low attenuation" mean?
Low attenuation: Means it absorbs less xrays. Usually this means that it is something less dense than adjacent tissue. For example, a fluid filled structure (such as a cyst) has lower attenuation than a solid mass. In the kidney, an incidental low attenuation lesion usually indicates a benign cyst. This can be confirmed with an ultrasound.
See answer: While it is difficult to interpret a comment from the report, especially without seeing the images and the relationships and appearance of the other hepatic structures (vessels, bile ducts) this may indicate diffuse fatty infiltration – which could be metabolic or the result of drug treatment. Discuss with your clinical dr.See 1 more doctor answer
Could male taking clomiphene for years have attenuation of endogenous LH production from pituitary?
What is moderate perfusion abnormality of the inferior basal wall suggestive of possible scar vs. Attenuation?
Not clear: May be scar from old infarct or technical defect (attenuation) which is not considered disease.See 1 more doctor answer
There is a medium-sized inferoseptal and a small sized apical defect worse at rest suggestive of soft tissue attenuation and reconstruction artifact.
Scan: I assume This is a nuclear cardiac stress test and if so, is consistent with scarred heart muscle possibly related to coronary artery blockages and old damage. I presume that your EKG was also abnormal. These important findings are best evaluated by a cardiologist skilled in interpreting nuclear cardiac scans, and who knows all your findings. Coronary Angiography may be recommended.
What does - liver- low attenuation lesions too numerous to count. Lesions throughout the liver nonenhancing. Statistically represent small cyst versu?
What does "Subtle increased attenuation in the rightperihilar region" relative to a chest x-ray mean?
Shade o'Gray. Use...: HT Prime. The perihilar region is the part of the lung where the airways & arteries enter. "Increased attenuation" means that the picture (actually, the negative) is brighter. That could be from the presence of inflammatory fluid or infection or congestion, but most often means that the Radiologist ought to check his glasses or equipment. Without symptoms, it's a meaningless (but costly) finding.
Diffuse mild low attenuation hepatic steatosis Several sub centimeter lesions is the something to worry about?
What does 'prominent soft tissue density demonstrating decreased attenuation on postcontrast imaging' mean on a CT report?
Depends...: Depends on where in the body it is what structure it is referring to - like a lymph node, in an organ, outside an organ or lymph node region, or in the subcutaneous tissues. I would need more information to expand more.